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Inquiry Details

Driver and Road User Distraction

This inquiry was established on 22 February to review and report on the role of distraction in crash casualties as it affects all road users in NSW, with a view to identifying its impact and to propose solutions for mitigating its negative consequences.
This inquiry was self-referred on 22 February 2012.

Resolution passed 22 February 2012, Minutes No 7, Item 3

That the Committee examines the role of distraction in crash casualties as it affects all road users in NSW, with a view to identifying its impact and to propose solutions for mitigating its negative consequences, with particular reference to:

a) The nature and extent of distraction as a contributor to crash casualties on NSW roads;

b) Current rates and future trends in take up of electronic devices, both by road users and vehicle manufacturers;

c) Regulatory means of enforcing harm minimisation caused by such devices;

d) Technological solutions to managing the harmful consequences of distraction;

e) Other solutions to reduce information overload for road users; and

f) Any other related matters.


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